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Text for Page 190 [09-28-1851]

              the spawn of Tophet and Gehenna would be damned. Brimstone throughout,
applied in the fanatic manner.     Then a letter from Henry Ward Beecher
grave, eloquent and gentleman-like, preserving his style, and using his phrases
in his written lectures, as nearly as I could recollect them, stating that
his attention to the subject had been requested by members of his congregation. That
if Gleason had, as he could scarcely conceive possible, published the Sonnet through in
advertence, doubtless his feelings must be sufficient punishment, but if not &c
This I wrote.  Then Barth did one from Kate Hastings, the courtesan,
complimentary, affectionatly roundful to Ballon (!!) and intimating a wish to
subscribe to his paper.     Then another frome Jerome de St Cyr, young French
artist, (which was exquisitely turned into French by Buchman).  This compliment-
ed Gleason in a very French manner, on the publication of the sonnet, and stated
that the writer of the letter was an Artist, who had found no one as yet bold
enough to publish drawings in his possession, illustrative of Ovid, Petronius Arbiter,
Catullus & the superb Faublas of his talented compatriot Lauvet.  That if
Gleason did not wish to publish them he would find difficulty in refusing to pur
chase them �for his private cabinet�.     That he, Jerome de St Cyr would
visit M Gleasons private residene shortly &c.           /           Scribbling & con
verse all day.   Creecy in the plot.         A certain fellow soldier of Barths,
Galway born, who had deserted in Mexico, after the war arrived.   He had
travelled round the word from the Pacific sailing castwards, China, Borneo,
England, Galway, now New York and purpoted re-enlistment. Yarns thereof.
  29. Monday.   Wrote lengthily to Dillon Mapother, & fresh scribbling.
Dined & to New York with Barth.  To Holmes, to Traveller Office &c.  Parted
with Barth at Broadway, and matagrabolized,  to Greene Street.   Saw the
handsome Philadelphia widow, learnt terms for board $6, attic, told her
would�nt do, promised at her request to call on the morrow.  Mrs Kidder
was up stairs  but I did�nt see her.   To Mulberry Street, then till 7 or so               
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